Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and is by far the leading cause of cancer death. The ACS predicts that about 226,160 new lung cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2012, with about 160,340 deaths.
To address the need for specialty lung cancer diagnosis and treatment, SJMO has recently expanded its lung cancer program.
What Does St. Joe’s Lung Cancer Program Offer to Patients?
- A quicker path to diagnosis and treatment. Pulmonology, medical oncology, thoracic surgery, radiation oncology, pathology and radiology are all represented at the twice monthly tumor board meetings and the specialists work together to come up with the best possible treatment plan for each patient.
- Specialists including thoracic surgeons and radiation oncologists with dedicated SJMO-affiliated lung cancer practices that are skilled and experienced in the latest cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment technology.
- Latest diagnostic and surgical equipment and techniques. Superdimension Navigational Bronchoscopy System, Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) for minimally invasive detection, diagnosis and staging and da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery for lung cancer surgical resection. Low dose CT lung scans to help detect small lesions, when the chances of a cure are greatest. Learn more about low dose CT lung scans.
- Quality. St. Joe has been accredited by the American College of Radiology in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Computed Tomography (CT) and Ultrasound.
- New facilities. St. Joe has a new Surgical Pavilion with modern surgical suites that offer the most up-to-date technological advances in the area.
- Nurse Navigator. St. Joe has a dedicated lung cancer nurse navigator on board to help patients navigate their way through diagnosis and treatment. Learn more about Nurse Navigator
- Clinical trials. St. Joe offers access to the latest clinical trials through its Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), which is affiliated with the Mayo Clinic. Read more about Clinical Trials
- Pain and Palliative Care. St. Joe’s Pain and Palliative Care program was one of the first in the nation and the first in the state to achieve accreditation by The Joint Commission.
For more information on our Lung Cancer Program please call the nurse navigator at 248-858-3471.
You may also call our physician referral line, 800-372-6094.